Seung Wook Sim
I reenact a new and strange world through my works. It is a black uncanny sublime.
Similar to a travel sketch, I record the unusual journeys to different domains. I have described landscapes, figures, natives, and constructions in the visionary world by my sculpture, drawing, installation, photography and writing. My works, which have been presented so far, are partial and detailed representations of the world that has been created in my imagination. Humans have the ability to dream utopia and imagine dystopia. Ultimately the notion of my art aims toward an extreme amplification of the human ability, which can long for the unknown.
Born in Seoul, South Korea / Working in New York, USA / (EDUCATION) 2007 MFA in sculpture The School of the Art institute of Chicago/ (EXHIBITIONS) Black Landscape 2009 Teapot Gallery, Cologne, Germany/ Black Gravity 2008, Art space H, Seoul, Korea/ Black Gravity 2008 Carl Hammer Gallery, Chicago, USA / under Exposed 2009 Carl Hammer Gallery Chicago/ Korean Eye 2009 Phillips de Pury, Saatchi Gallery, London/ Dissonant Visions 2009 Seoul Museum of Art Seoul/ Between the border 2009 Gwangju Museum of Art, Gwangju/ Destructionconstruction 2008 Teapot Gallery, Cologne/ Pulse Art Fair NY 2008, NYC/ (AWARDS & RESIDENCY PRGRAMS) Seoul Foundation for Art and Culture, Grant, 2008/ International studio & Curatorial program (ISCP) Residency Program, 2010/ Paradise Culture Foundation Grant 2010